25 April 2018
The Big Picture: Digitalisation and Connectivity

The Digital Journey for Shipping

GOH Opening Address
Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Health

Signing Ceremony

Keynote Address: Macro Trends Impacting Future Shipping

  • Digital innovation touch points
  • Encroachment of e-commerce, and online retailer expectations
  • Emerging e marketplaces and impacts

Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Network Express

The Marine Digitisation and Smart Shipping Roadmap – What to expect in the near future? 

  • Shipping cycle, sea trade patterns and economics
  • Smart shipping trends
  • What are, and should be the priorities for digitalisation?
  • Changing business models empowering industry

Dr Martin Stopford, President, Clarkson Research 

Opening of Exhibition  

Chairman: Steen Brodsgaard Lund, SSA Council Member, Chairman, Technical Committee, Regional Director, Asia, Radio Holland

From Rhetoric to Reality – Mapping the Investment Outlook for Digital Technologies in Shipping

  • What technologies are gaining traction and what are owners investing in?
  • Identifying opportunities in digital technologies for the industry at large
  • Tech investment drivers for shipping, and what will lead to more uptake
  • A cohesive approach for investing in manpower

Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer, Wärtsilä Corporation

Aleksander Stensby, Chief Digital Officer, Torvald Klaveness
Mathieu Girardin, Vice President – Asia Regional Office, CMA CGM
Inge Andre Sandvik, Chief Digital Officer, Wilhelmsen Group
Hans Rook, Chairman, The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) 

Ship Owner Case Study: Blockchain – Beyond Shipping

  • Strategic and commercial considerations on improving shipping business
  • Achieving better security, efficiency and transparency in regional supply chain business networks

Lisa Teo, Executive Director, Pacific International Lines

Leveraging Technology for the Next Growth Cycle

  • Innovate or perish
  • Automating repetitive tasks
  • Leverage technology to compete and mitigate risks posed by human factor and its associated losses
  • Data driven decision making to replace risky gut-based decision making

Capt. Rajesh Unni, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Marine Group

Case Study: Future of Freight and Digitalisation

  • Where is the future of freight market headed?
  • The nature of digitised freight market and change in shipper/forwarder relationship
  • Key points on profitability, data, emerging technologies and customer expectations

Zvi Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Freightos

Positive Disruption in the Maritime Ecosystem

  • Achieve performance and environmental impact across all stakeholders
  • Access global solutions via standardisation
  • Leverage visibility via information sharing
  • Exploit official and validated crowd-sourced data

Argyris Stasinakis, Partner, Board Member and Business Development, MarineTraffic


Chairman: Kenneth Lim, Chief Technology Officer, Director, Research & Technology & Industry Development, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Global Digitalisation and Connectivity

Deploying a Data Driven Digital Reporting Framework for Better Vessel Management

  • Highlight on digital reporting systems onboard as part of its ship management operations
  • Using big data to perform statistical analysis and develop dimensions of visualised reporting
  • Internet of Things (IoT) – a near possibility?
  • Wilhelmsen Group’s digital footprint and future ambitions

Inge Andre Sandvik, Chief Digital Officer, Wilhelmsen Group

Redefining the Marine Industry
Oskar Levander, Senior Vice President, Concepts & Innovation, Ship Intelligence, Rolls-Royce

Fireside Chat: Digital Transformation – Managing the Transition to Smart Shipping
Interviewer: Richard Meade, Managing Editor, Lloyds List
Interviewee: Kenneth Lim, Chief Technology Officer, Director, Research & Technology & Industry Development, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Changing Landscape of E-Commerce: How will it Transform Shipping?

  • E-commerce trends affecting traditional shipping business
  • Efficient logistics and supply chain networks, custom clearance services and digitised platforms
  • Alliances between e-commerce and shipping lines – what it means for customers and industry in the near future?

James Chang, Chief CrossBorder Officer, Lazada Group

Accelerating Digital Transformation – What will it take? 
Marco Ryan, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation

Afternoon Coffee

Strengthening the Global Supply Chain through Internet of Things, Data, and Analytics

  • Transformation of logistics and supply chain industry
  • How are IoT, data and analytics improving logistics and supply chain
  • Industry transformation and skills development
  • Case study of integrated facility and ecosystem to develop new technologies

Gabriel Tho, Chief Information Officer, YCH Group

Case Study: MOL’s Initiative on Next Generation Smart Ship

  • Autonomous ships technology that provide reliable, safe, and efficient ocean transport
  • Current research and development of autonomous ships

Yoshikazu Kawagoe, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Close of Day One

26 April 2018
Systems, Tools and Applications for Digitalisation

Smart Technologies and Applications

Digital Ships and IoT

Chairman: Svein David Medhaug, Project Manager – Autonomous Ships and Digitalisation, the Norwegian Maritime Authority 

Strategy Think Tank: Harnessing Digitalisation

  • What technologies will truly transform
  • Challenges presented and solutions

Carl Henrickson – General Manager, Shipping & Maritime, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company
Clara Ng, Group Procurement Head, Strategic Development, The China Navigation
Kam Poh Yuen, Assistant Vice-President, Group Technology, PSA International
Michael A. Rodey, Senior Innovation Manager, Technical Innovation, A.P. Moller-Maersk

Digital Transformation Through Innovation

Jan Wilhelmsson, Chief Digital Officer, Navig8 Group

An Overview of Select IoT and Big Data Projects to Date, and Results

Howard Fireman, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Morning Coffee

Autonomous Systems

Facilitating Disruptive Innovation – The Norwegian Approach

Svein David Medhaug, Project Manager – Autonomous Ships and Digitalisation, the Norwegian Maritime Authority  

Autonomous Ship Case Study: Innovative Maritime Technology for More Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Shipping

Michael A. Rodey, Senior Innovation Manager, Technical Innovation, A.P. Moller-Maersk

Intelligent Awareness System – a Building Block for Autonomous Ships

Esa Jokioinen, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Ship Intelligence, Rolls Royce

The Digital Twin Throughout the Lifecycle

Jan van Os, Vice President Marine Industry Strategy, Siemens


Chairman: P. Michael A. Rodey, Senior Innovation Manager, Technical Innovation, A.P. Moller-Maersk

IMO Maritime Safety Committee Updates on New International Legal Framework for the Safe Operation Autonomous Vessels

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO

Big Data in Practice

Improving Ship Safety Through Big Data Application

Dr. Pierre C Sames, Group Technology and Research Director, DNV GL

NYK Line’s Case Study: Demonstrating the impact of Big Data on Ship efficiency

Hideyuki Ando, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI)

Afternoon Coffee

Blockchain Disruption

Automate and Streamline Container Logistics Operations in the Port of Antwerp through Blockchain Technology

Nico Wauters, Co-Founder and CEO, T-mining

Case Study: The how and why of Blockchain in the Maritime Industry 

Abhinav Sahai, Co-Founder, SeaCabbie

Close of Conference

Strategy and Business of Digitalisation

Business of Digitalisation

Chairman: Hans Rook, Chairman, The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) 

Case Study: Towards a Digital Platform for Cargo Customers

Aleksander Stensby, Chief Digital Officer, Torvald Klaveness

A Finance Perspective on Investment and ROI for Digitalisation

Michael White, Head of Global Trade Digitisation, Maersk Line

Demonstrating the Digitalisation Business Case with Ocean Schedule Data

Chantal Gouka, ‎Digital Services Lead and Senior Advisor, Port of Rotterdam Authority

Morning Coffee

Port of Amsterdam: Empowering People to Go Digital

Arjan Kampman, Head of Digital & IT, Port of Amsterdam

Jurong Port’s Journey on Port Digitisation

Sam Wei Hoong, Vice President of Information Technology, Jurong Port

Driving market place efficiencies in the Dry Bulk Freight Services Industry

Fergus Eley, Ocean Freight Strategy Head, BHP Billiton

Digital Innovation Strategy for Maritime and Ports

Lee Siew Kit, Director, NCS Digital, NCS Group


Business Process Improvement

Chairman: Rajan Mathur, AGM and Head of Competence Management System Group, K Line

Building and Delivering the Next Generation AIS Data Ecosystem

Mark Dembitz, Head of APAC Sales & Business Development, Spire Global Singapore Pte Limited

Case Study: Smart Cooperation Among Liners in Digital Era

Kwang-Yong Jung, Product Manager, CyberLogitec

Improving Visibility and Collaboration in the Container Supply Chain Via Cloud Technology

Craig Halford, Global Sales Director, XVELA

Sea Traffic Management – Navigating the Stormy Sea of Digitalisation

Fredrik Karlsson, Coordinator of Innovation & Development, Swedish Maritime Administration

Afternoon Coffee

Digital Innovation Strategy

Tech Accelerator’s Perspective: Maritime Innovation with Startups through Emerging Technologies

Mare Straetmans, Managing Director, PortXL

Identifying the Technology Gaps, Applications and Processes for Vessel Systems

Rajan Mathur, AGM and Head of Competence Management System Group, K Line

Close of Conference

*Session outline may change to accommodate market-specific or company development.